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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 21, 2010 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the decline of Jimi

i agree, JH is definitely of the hit-or-miss category, not quite at the level of Johnny Thunders hit-or-miss, but certainly on a par w/that other band we know; the BoG shows in late '69 early '70 at the Fillmore East certainly do not hi-lite a JH in decline; i'll have to revisit Isle of Wight, for some reason i recall enjoying that performance

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 21, 2010 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the decline of Jimi

A lot of people enjoy that Isle of Wight show. Other than a few moments, I can't believe they found it fit to release.
Hendrix was certainly trying hard, but the equipment gave him quite a battle that night. It speaks volumes at the end of the show, when you see him just drop his guitar in disgust....
Anyway, maybe goes to show that a Hendrix in decline is still impressive!

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Nov 22, 2010 4:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the decline of Jimi

LIA,
I relly loved your peace and I'm not being sarcastic. Maybe
just maybe I'm to critical but believe me I do know a good show from a bad one and in general I think most of you guys agreed in varying degrees. As for keeping up expectations well here's a perfect example for me. Stevie R
Vaughn,again the first time was mind blowing and was in a small auditorium, now we all know he had just about the same difficulties w/ drugs and yet he never let down and I've seen him about twice as much as Jimi.I don't know but
I was always taught to do your best at your given profession and it just irkes the shit out of me when you get a sub par performance. Look I know the rigers of the road takes it's toll but when you pay hard earned cash I
want to be entertained. Like I've said many times before
most of the shows I've seen were memerable experiences w/ actually to many to mention so maybe that's why I focus so much on the bad ones.As for our beloved GD again when they were on they were the best at what they did hands down, but when they were bad well you know how bad they can be whether or not some of you acknowledge it or not. As you can tell I really hate to be disapointed when you know going in how good a given performer can be.Thanks for the retort I happen to really like this site ,it's bringing back so much of my youth which most of my free time was devoted to going to concerts of all kinds of music...LW

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 22, 2010 1:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the decline of Jimi

I recently got hold of those two evenings at Fillmore E. and Jimi is in great form. There's some equipment malfunction (mikes), and one or two of the songs go on a bit longer than necessary, but every Jimi fan would want these in their collection.

The answer to the 'Where would you go if you had a time machine ?' question is solved - 31st December 69 to 3rd January 70 in the Fillmore East. Six shows of Band of Gypsies followed by four from the Grateful Dead. Die happy.